DIY Upcycled Dollar Store Sunglasses

I have a mild sunglasses obsession. I like to have a handful of pairs in my car, purse, house, etc. However, I am the WORST at taking care of my sunglasses. I never use cases and I like being able to toss them in my bag and not worry about the consequences. Yes, I am a wild lady. I throw caution to the wind. As a result of my lack of care toward my sunnies, it is a rare day when I will spend over $10 on a pair. I say, the cheaper the better. So, you can imagine my glee when I found a handful of cute frames at my local dollar store recently. However, I felt like they could use some sprucing, so I took a couple of pairs home, raided my nail polish supply, and upcycled those $1 babies until they looked like a million. Or at least a $10 pair, which to me is faaaaancy.

There was REALLY nothing to this DIY. Anybody can do it and the cuteness payoff is major. Here’s what I did:

I gathered these supplies:

$1 Sunglasses

Nail Polish


Next, I taped and painted:

Then, I let the polish dry, pulled the tape off, and relished in the cuteness.

Have a “sunny” day, y’all!

Happy DIY-ing!


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  • R R on Jan 11, 2023

    Hey!!! That’s a great eyedia. Throw some washi tape on there too!

  • Eil22743186 Eil22743186 on Feb 11, 2024

    I don’t have a problem with my sunglasses, but I do have a lot of reading glasses that could use a bit of an update. Thank you for the idea.